Witham: Man bailed over chemical attack

A 56-year-old man, who has not been named, was left with potentially life-changing injuries to his h

A 56-year-old man, who has not been named, was left with potentially life-changing injuries to his hands and face in the attack on Friday morning in Bramble Road, Witham, after two men threw a harmful substance over him. - Credit: Su Anderson

A man arrested in connection with an attack involving a chemical being thrown over the victim has been bailed.

Friday’s incident saw a 56-year-old man suffer serious chemical burns after the liquid was thrown him at a block of flats off Bramble Road, Witham.

The victim was last night still receiving hospital treatment.

Detectives from Essex Police arrested a Witham man, 19, on Sunday evening on suspicion of assault in connection with the attack.

He has now been released on police bail until October 3, pending further enquiries.

Anyone with information about the attack is asked to call Essex Police at Braintree CID on 101 or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.